New Font for Dyslexics

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  November 7, 2011 at 11:06 PM Research News
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A Dutch graphic artist, Christian Boer claims to have created a font called 'Dyslexie' that can make reading easier for people with dyslexia. This reading disability occurs when the brain does not properly recognize and process certain symbols. It affects about 1 in 5 students, irrespective of gender and socioeconomic background. The font does not increase reading speed. But reduces the number of reading errors by dyslexics when compared to an Arial font.
 New Font for Dyslexics
New Font for Dyslexics

Serif texts like Times New Roman are generally easier to read on paper because they allow the eye to progress across a page in a straight line, while sans-serif texts like Comic Sans are more suitable for reading words on computer screens. Boer created create a font that bridged the gap between paper and monitor, and gave relief to dyslexics. The font ensures that mirror characters like 'b' and 'd' or 'm' and 'w' are written just slightly leaning to either sides so that the letters are not exact reflections.

Dyslexie is available for purchase online. Kindle users have made repeated requests to develop a version for the e-reader. Even Microsoft has expressed its interest and is awaiting more feedback from users.

Source: Medindia

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